When I see a TV show with a ventriloquist theme I watch it! If there is a ventriloquist comedy special on DVD, I’ll buy it! And when there is a ventriloquist themed movie that is out in a theaters, You bet I’m there. The only problem is there isn’t to many ventriloquist type movies in theaters…Until Now!! Hip hip hooray!! Thank God For “DUMBSTRUCK”!! ….Well not so fast! You see, we have a problem Houston!! The movie is only coming out in a selected number of theaters. WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?!?!?!? Absurd!!!
As I sit here and ponder my dilemma, I ask, “Why is the movie being viewed in a limited area and who chooses these areas? Why couldn’t the studio just put the movie out everywhere?” I imagine the bottom line is Money! And from what I understand it is the Money!! First the movie will go into a few selected theaters to see how it does. If it does well then the studio can put the movie in more theaters. If it doesn’t do well then it will go to DVD. You would think that making copies of the movie would be inexpensive, but to make a copy of the film print can cost anywhere from $4000.00 per copy and up. Think of all the theaters just in your state and then of all the theaters in the USA…That’s a lot of Theaters and a lot of MONEY!! So by testing them movie in a certain market, the studio can find out what there next plan of action is without losing there shirt!
From the promo footage that I have seen, The movie looks Great and I can’t wait to see it! I can only hope that the movie does well enough that I can go see it on the Silver Screen! If not, I’ll have to wait for the DVD, and watch it in the comfort of my own home on the TV Screen!
All the Best To “DUMBSTRUCK”